Easier said than done, I know
But there is a creative freedom in not giving a rat's bottom what others say. You are free to follow your muse, wherever she goes. And sometimes, that trail leads to something spectacular, and the road less traveled was the ONLY way to get there.
The author of the blog post leaves us with three important points to remember:
Different can be good.
The work of your heart is the work only you can bring into the world.
Respect your process.
Now go out there and let your wild heart play any way it wants to. Because M. Night Shyamalan says so. :)
2/3/2019 02:56:52 pm
2/3/2019 03:37:50 pm
Oh goodness, Dotty, I did NOT want to be done with this one! She is such a sweet spirit that I wanted to paint her forever....thank you for enjoying her!
2/3/2019 03:50:42 pm
Like Dottie, I keep coming back and studying it again and again! Lots of mystery!
2/3/2019 04:53:47 pm
Oooooh Carolyn! I am delighted! There isn't really anything better than having someone keep looking at a piece of art....thank you!
2/4/2019 12:30:32 am
This figure/figures has me somewhat confused. My traditional eye wants to see where one begins and ends, but this is no traditional piece so I have to get out of that mode and try to see in a different context. Dynamic and compelling, doesn't allow the eye to wander away but to keep looking and trying to solve it's mystery! Will have to come back and look some more. Thanks for the links!
2/4/2019 11:22:35 am
Carol, the live model who inspired this piece chose an odd pose for the gesture, and then seemed to melt deeper into the pose during the one minute she held it. I was using continuous line drawing to capture it, and the rough inspiration for Cloud Mother emerged. Let me know if you unravel her mystery!!!!
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